Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:10 Days
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude3200 m.
  • ActivityTrekking , Hiking
  • Group Size1-15 Person
Price fromUS$690US$790
Group Price Available
Group Price Available
peoplePrice
1 person - 15 peopleUS$ 690
  • Best Price Gurantee
  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Amazing  Sunrise and Panoramic views from Poon Hill
  • Scenic Mountain views along the trail
  • Typical Magar settlement in Ulleri
  • Typical Gurung settlement at Ghandruk Village
  • The green bamboo and rhododendron forest
  • Local culture and lifestyle

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short and the most popular low altitude trek, popular for awesome mountain vistas, amazing sunrise and sunset views in the backdrop of Himalayas, also equally famous for exploring the diverse ethnic groups and so forth.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is the most famous trekking trips located in the Annapurna region in the western Nepal. It is one of the short trek but awesome as it offers you splendid Himalayan views including that of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m) , Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m),Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041 m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6,998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Lamjung Himal (6,986 m) and so forth. The main attraction of the Ghorepani trek is the Poon Hills, situated at 3,100 m, which is the best viewpoints in the western Nepal, from where you will have non-stop sceneries of majestic Himalayas, including marvelous sunrise and sunset views in the backdrop of the majestic mountains. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one another most loved trekking packages among the clients of Footprint Adventure.

Ghorepani is not popular merely for sneaking the mountain vistas but also for exploring the distinct culture, rituals, and lifestyles of various ethnic groups namely Gurung, Magar, Thakali, and others who reside alongside the trail and in Ghorepani village. Besides exploring the distinct cultural and religious aspect, you will equally be able to participate in the traditional dances and enjoy the local dishes and delicacies. In addition, you will also pass through the terraced farm field, rocky hills, the dense forest full of diverse flora and fauna. You will visit the Ghorepani and Ghandrung villages where there are huge settlement of Gurung ethnic groups, which is live museum for exploring the distinct diversity of them and equally to explore the fascinating biodiversity and scenic grandeur of the areas, all these make Ghorepani poon hill trekking is a paradise, all these features make Ghorepani poon hill trekking is worth visiting.

Ghorepani trek begins after a short tour in and around Kathmandu valley. You will have a short flight or one day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then you will have a short drive to Nayapul and then you will begin your actual trekking. You will continue hiking via Birethanti and alongside terraced foothills along the Dhampus Ridge, you will reach Ghorepani, where you can have a short hike to Poon Hill for having the splendid sunrise view above the Himalayas and have incredible scenes of mountains. Similarly, you will have a bath in Tatopani, natural hot water and spend a night in Ghorepani. The next day, you will continue hiking to Ghandruk, the huge settlement of Gurung ethnic groups and then finally retrace down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara, subsequently to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley or Trekking prefer 

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and  Just perfer for trekking gear after 3 pm  and stay overnight at Kathmandu
 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m, 6-7 hour)
 Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara
Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri  (2,073 m , 6-7 hour)

After breakfast at our hotel, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, a drive that takes about an hour. We begin our walking journey in Nayapul, soon after crossing the Modi River and arriving at the check post marking our entrance into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. From here we have a largely easy stroll as we pass the BhurungdiKhola and enter Hile. We press on toward Tikhedunga, crossing a suspension bridge and arriving at the foot of a very steep hill with many, many stone steps. The stone steps are knee-crunchers, but we can’t stop here, for our tea house awaits at the top. After reaching the top, we arrive in Ulleri,a village perched on the mountainside that offers our first glimpse of a big peak, and our final destination for the day

Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani  (2,856 m , 6-7 hour)

We set out early and walk via Banthanti. Passing Banthanti, we begin to enter the protected rhododendron forests, where bird song can fill the air, and beautiful blossoms cover the countryside in spring. We walk through NangeThanti to reach Ghorepani, a beautiful Magar village with splendid views. Ghorepani is our final destination for the day.

Day 6 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m) 7 hrs
Today we rise long before the sun to hike Poon Hill in time the for famous views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I Main (8091m), Himalchuli (7893m) and their respective massifs. As the sunrises over Machupachare, Dhaulagiri’s south face is bathed in the morning’s golden light. Poon Hill is a well-known spot for photography for unobstructed shots of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. We return to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and depart for Tadapani. Along the way we first pass through Deurali and Benthanti before arriving in Tadapani, our final destination for the day.

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghaundruk (1950m) 3/4 hrs

 The trail through rhododendron forests to Tadapani is mostly works as a alternative way to Ghorepani. You will appreciate here the perspectives of the mountains for the most part at early hour toward the beginning of the day, prior to the scene cloak into the foggy mists. In any case, the perspectives amid the sunrise, be that as it may, are in Ghnadruk and Tadapani eminent. Walking  is generally requesting – you can expect visit climbs and plunges over sloppy ways and unlimited staircases.

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti 4/ 5 hrs 
 In this day, you will travel through Gurung village with views of green Mountains. Walking will be easy today, with 2/3 hours of down walking you will be at Syauli Bazar then walk to Birethanti. There will be your private vehicle drive you to Pokhara.
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (by Tourist bus) 5 to 6 hrs
If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
Day 10: Final depature to Kathmandu Internation Airpot 

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
 

You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1400m

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and  Just perfer for trekking gear after 3 pm  and stay overnight at Kathmandu

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1400m

Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara
Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude820 m

After breakfast at our hotel, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, a drive that takes about an hour. We begin our walking journey in Nayapul, soon after crossing the Modi River and arriving at the check post marking our entrance into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. From here we have a largely easy stroll as we pass the BhurungdiKhola and enter Hile. We press on toward Tikhedunga, crossing a suspension bridge and arriving at the foot of a very steep hill with many, many stone steps. The stone steps are knee-crunchers, but we can’t stop here, for our tea house awaits at the top. After reaching the top, we arrive in Ulleri,a village perched on the mountainside that offers our first glimpse of a big peak, and our final destination for the day

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1577 m

We set out early and walk via Banthanti. Passing Banthanti, we begin to enter the protected rhododendron forests, where bird song can fill the air, and beautiful blossoms cover the countryside in spring. We walk through NangeThanti to reach Ghorepani, a beautiful Magar village with splendid views. Ghorepani is our final destination for the day.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2800 m

Today we rise long before the sun to hike Poon Hill in time the for famous views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I Main (8091m), Himalchuli (7893m) and their respective massifs. As the sunrises over Machupachare, Dhaulagiri’s south face is bathed in the morning’s golden light. Poon Hill is a well-known spot for photography for unobstructed shots of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. We return to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and depart for Tadapani. Along the way we first pass through Deurali and Benthanti before arriving in Tadapani, our final destination for the day.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3210 m

The trail through rhododendron forests to Tadapani is mostly works as a alternative way to Ghorepani. You will appreciate here the perspectives of the mountains for the most part at early hour toward the beginning of the day, prior to the scene cloak into the foggy mists. In any case, the perspectives amid the sunrise, be that as it may, are in Ghnadruk and Tadapani eminent. Walking  is generally requesting – you can expect visit climbs and plunges over sloppy ways and unlimited staircases.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1940 m

In this day, you will travel through Gurung village with views of green Mountains. Walking will be easy today, with 2/3 hours of down walking you will be at Syauli Bazar then walk to Birethanti. There will be your private vehicle drive you to Pokhara.
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.
 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude820 m

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1300 m

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300 m

What's Included

  • Airport Pick up and drop by necessary transport
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch, dinner ) in trekking
  •  During the trekking region Lodge or Guest House accommodation
  •  English speaking guide.
  •  One porter Can help two trekkers
  •  Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines and insurance for trekking staff
  •  Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) and TIMS
  •  Surface ground transfer on necessary place
  •  Farewell dinner with culture show program in typical restaurant
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu if need necessary
  • International flight tickets
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
  • Hot Drinks , Mineral water, soft drink and hard drinks, laundry
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
  • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Cost includes.

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness-
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is not much height. Poon hill height is 3200m so there is not the problem for high altitude sickness.

Trekking Grade -
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is very adventure easy and short trek feet for every age people.

Weather-
The best seasons for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek start from mid-September until November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food-
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a  variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation-
Ghorepani Poon hill trek start transport from Airport Pick up to the hotel, Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul according to the necessary transport by bus, car, flight, Jeep etc.

Telephone and Internet-
There a few places available for Telephone and the Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Drinking Water-
The bottles water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage -
In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 3-star standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy the trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not the suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place to mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, we can organize  trip to Langtang, Everest, Manaslu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight , the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time limit.

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